THE former Bishop of Wakefield, the Right Rev Nigel McCulloch, has announced plans to lead a pilgrimage of peace to the Holy Land in Advent 2005.
Bishop McCulloch, who is now Bishop of Manchester, said the time was right for Christians to return to the holy places and to pray with Christians in the Holy Land.
He said: "There has been a tremendous amount of suffering on all sides but it is clear that Christians in Bethlehem, Nazareth and Jerusalem will welcome us with open arms."
The pilgrimage will leave the UK on December 3 next year and will use scheduled flights to Tel Aviv.
Over the eight days pilgrims will visit Bethlehem, Nazareth, Jerus- alem, Jericho, Tiber- ias and the Sea of Galilee. There will be services and a chance to meet local people.
Further information is available on 020 8418 0234.